Social Events


IGES 2016 Awards Banquet and Special Anniversary Celebration

October 25th, 6:30 pm
Dominion Ballroom, Sheraton Center

Celebrate the 25th IGES Meeting anniversary with friends and colleagues at the IGES 2016 banquet!

Kick off the evening with cocktails and jazz music by Denielle Bassels, an award-winning singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. Her original music and arrangements tell stories with whimsy and purpose, and draw inspiration from 1920’s and 30’s. Denielle is a four-time finalist and Grand Prize winner in the prestigious John Lennon Songwriting Competion for her soulful, melodic and swingin’ original tunes. She plays with Any Mac on guitar (gypsy jazz afficionado) and Scott Hunter on upright bass.

After dinner, we will announce the winners of the Williams and Neel Awards for the best trainee presentations.

A ticket to the banquet is included in the registration fee, and additional guest tickets for meeting non-attendees can be purchased during Meeting Registration.

Booze, Death and Cholera – Walking tour and history in Toronto’s Distillery District

October 23nd, 6:00 pm
October 26th, 6:00 pm

Join the fascinating Booze, Death and Cholera walking tour of the Distillery District led by This special offering of the tour is open only to IGES participants and their guests. Strike out on foot with a knowledgeable guide, and spend an hour enthralled by stories of business intrigue, a drunk city and the company that became the world’s largest distillery. Along the way you will learn about the beautiful Victorian Industrial architecture and its transformation into the modern day Distillery District.

Your tour will be punctuated with a modern interlude sure to excite your tongue and quench your thirst as we visit Soma Chocolate and Mill St. Brewery for tastings during your tour of the fascinating Distillery District. We have an optional extension to the tour that includes tastings of sake and desserts.

Pre-register at CVENT (with link to CVENT):
Cost for first hour: $20(USD)
Cost for optional 45 minute add-on including tastings of sake and desserts: $25(USD) Minimum 3 days for cancellation

Tours start at 30 Gristmill Lane (in the Distillery District).  For map and directions/parking, please visit!contact/c1sx0

Young Investigator-Led Activities

The Young Investigators Committee will be hosting a number of social events during IGES 2016, including a luncheon with mentors, and a SAS-sponsored mixer. Events are not just for Young Investigators, so please join us! Please visit the Young Investigators’ Corner for a full list of events.